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Lynx-Sparks WNBA Finals matchup exactly what we hoped for
Since the Lynx began their run of excellence in 2011, they've wanted to be equally good on both ends of the floor. That might sound simplistic -- who doesn't want that, right? -- but the reality for even most really good WNBA teams is they're probably going to be a little better at either offense
WNBA players were near Istanbul attack; all 'accounted for, safe'
A handful of WNBA players, including Essence Carson, Chelsea Gray and Jantel Lavender of the Los Angeles Sparks , were next door to a deadly shooting in a nightclub in Istanbul early Sunday morning. The league issued a statement later Sunday that all WNBA players competing now in Istanbul "are
2016: What were the chances?!
91.7% Pre-Season Chances What Were the Chances?! How to capture the craziest year in sports ever? Step 1: Calculate the likelihood of some of the year's biggest moments! Step 2: List them in order. Step 3? Marvel at the year that was ESPN THE MAGAZINE 12/30/16 UConn's women, favored -- over the
Believe it: #tallgirlproblems are real
ESPN the Magazine's Nov. 28 "Tall Ball" issue, which focuses on the varied aspects of height and sport, prompted us to ask around about #tallgirlproblems. Not to stereotype, but tall women often have some specific challenges that they deal with. But even the most annoying stuff wouldn't make any of
WNBA Finals primer: How do Lynx, Sparks match up?
The last time the Los Angeles Sparks were in the WNBA Finals, the Minnesota Lynx were a gritty underdog that tried to stop them. That was 2003, when the Sparks were two-time defending champions and the closest thing to WNBA villains. They weren't really all that villainous, but they had superstar
California Sisters' Basketball Skills Make Them Internet Stars
Two sisters from California whose basketball skills have made them viral stars got a surprise message from the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Caylie Lopez, 9, and Maya Lopez, 8, began playing basketball two years ago but their incredible skills, seen in Instagram videos, quickly developed. "I started
Reserves help Lynx sweep Mercury, book return trip to Finals
PHOENIX -- Think about all the damage that the Minnesota Lynx can do with their big names. It almost seems like overkill, then, that one of their most productive players in Sunday's 82-67 WNBA semifinal series-clinching victory over Phoenix is someone they picked up in a trade in February without
Sparks' Candace Parker at her peak as series shifts to Chicago
LOS ANGELES -- Among Candace Parker's favorite Chicago meals is the sort of thing you should ever eat unless you burn calories the way a world-class athlete like Parker does. "Chili cheese dog with extra cheese, French fries, chocolate-cake milkshake," she said, laughing. "It's very healthy food."
Heightened Earthquake Advisory for Los Angeles Sparks Dark Humor on Social Media
Concerns that Southern California could in the next few days get hit by a massive earthquake , the so-called "big one," has been met with dark humor by some on social media. The Governor's Office of Emergency Services asked Southern California residents to remain on heightened alert until Tuesday